Michele McKenzie, Children’s Health Foundation’s annual giving manager, left, Moira Hauk, Coastal Community Credit Union’s regional manager for south Vancouver Island and Veronica Carroll, foundation CEO, pose with a cheque. The credit union raised $10,704, which will go to initiatives such as Bear Essentials. (Submitted photo)

Credit union puts kids first with $10K donation

Coastal Community Credit Union supports Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island

Coastal Community Credit Union is hoping a $10,700 donation to Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island will assist children with gaining access to care.

According to a press release, the credit union’s monetary contribution will go to the Kids First Fund, offering assistance to programs, services and initiatives across the Island. The foundation has invested in children’s health for more than 90 years, centring efforts on early childhood development, youth mental health and children with complex needs.

In the press release, Veronica Carroll, foundation CEO, said the money will be used for areas of greatest need, choosing from programs like Bear Essentials, which helps cover items such as travel costs and medical equipment. The foundation teams with Help Fill A Dream for that endeavour, providing financial support for such things as wheelchair lifts and insulin pumps.

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“We are so grateful to Coastal Community Credit Union and its team for this generous donation,” Carroll said in the press release. “We feel tremendously inspired when we see local teams like this come together to raise money and give back locally. It warms our hearts and makes a great impact.”


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